Category Archives: Blathering

Still not dead.

I’m still not dead. Yet. No, I haven’t been running. I’ve been settling into my new job, and coming up with all sorts of excuses when I think “I really ought to get back to running.” So, yes, I suck. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! (And a status report)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m still not doing much on the running front, but I’m also still not giving up on it. My lovely wife bought me a Garmin Forerunner 201, and it’d be a terrible shame not to put it … Continue reading

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Off the wagon.

Well, at this point it’d be pretty safe to say that I’ve fallen off the wagon. I’m sure y’all have suspected as much. I mean, it’s not exactly hard to see that it fell apart. But to answer the question … Continue reading

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Put your right foot in, take your right foot out…

So, I still suck. But I’m also afflicted. I put in a good walk with my sons this weekend. We went and walked a nice trail for a couple miles. The first mile was all uphill, so it was something … Continue reading

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I suck.

Thank you all for the encouragement and advice. I really appreciate it. Y’all have no idea how much it means to me. That being said, I suck. I didn’t run last night, and I didn’t run tonight. I have no … Continue reading

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Climbing out.

Sorry for the long silence here. I finally feel like I’m finally climbing up out of this cough. I’ve seen a marked lessening in the severity of the coughing fits. I think I’m ready to actually try to start running … Continue reading

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Negative progress.

Well, it seems that lately my cough is getting worse. Increasing in frequency and intensity. My wife has noticed the same thing. Hopefully this is just our lungs still trying to clean themselves out, and not some sort of herald … Continue reading

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Recovery

In answer to Jank’s posted question, I’ll bring everyone up to date. At this point I should no longer be contagious. The cough is hanging on, and according to the doc and some other folks who’ve been through this before, … Continue reading

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End in sight.

As I mentioned in my comment, and on my other blog, my doctor has decided that I have pertussis, or “whooping cough.” He’s put me on some powerful antibiotics, and now I hope to be recovered (read: breathing normally) by … Continue reading

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Perfect Timing.

The chest cold is still hanging on valiantly. I still feel “almost better,” or “in the last stages,” but I’ve felt that way for the last week, and I still get the hacking cough-a-lung-up fits if I breathe hard enough … Continue reading

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Strugglin’

I walked last night, for about a mile. Unfortunately, this chest thing is still kicking my butt. I was able to walk all right, but had to pause a couple of times for hacking coughing fits, which are just no … Continue reading

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Feeling a little better.

I’m feeling a little better today. The coughing seems like it’s slowing down enough for me to finally consider getting some exercise again. I’m going to try it tonight. I’ll start with just walking, and see if I can run … Continue reading

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Catching up.

It’s hard to sit here and write about the last two weeks. From this you can infer that I haven’t been doing as I should. Since it’s difficult to write about, knowing that there are no really good reasons for … Continue reading

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Ran tonight. First time in a while.

I finally got a run in tonight. It’s been quite a while since my last run, and it showed. I never got that other walk in that I had planned, and I didn’t run on Saturday. Instead, it somehow got … Continue reading

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Running night.

It’s running night, and I didn’t run. Again. This is becoming a problem. Once again the primary reason that I’m not running is because of dinner. Too much of it, and too late, and I can’t run without making myself … Continue reading

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